I was quite surprised to find after reading this BBC news story that beer is actually less fattening than wine and even has less calories than fruit juice! Apparently it's the lifestyle that accompanies the beer that causes the eight months pregnant look on fellas propping up the bar down the local.
I think with this revelation, I need to go back into beer production. I've not done any home brew for years, I only stopped because there wasn't enough room for a couple of barrels and so had to bottle everything instead which was real pain. Hopefully we'll be moving soon, to a bigger house with plenty of room for a beer factory, I can almost smell those hops!